We are saddened to announce that beloved husband, dad, granddad and great granddad, Walt Troth has passed away. Born Walter Byron Troth on December 19, 1934 to Byron & Edith Troth in Van Nuys, CA, he closed his final escrow on his new permanent residence in heaven on November 2, 2018 and will now spend eternity in the presence of God and his Savior Jesus Christ, along with numerous family members and friends that have preceded him on this journey. Walt is survived by his wife, Betty, Daughter Debbie and son-in-law Don, Son Mark and his daughter in law Jodie, Son Kevin and daughter in law Kristie, Grandchildren Derek, his wife Andrea, Devyn and her husband Kyle, Lacey and her husband Casey, Tessa and her husband Ben and great grandchildren Brady, Jenna, Abbey, Lexy, Hayley and Noah.
Walt’s life was full of many stories and adventures that he loved to share. From growing up living in a number of different places, from California to the East Coast and back to California in Turlock. One of his favorite stories was when helping his family run the farm when he was a young teenager how he would have to go out in the wee hours of the morning before school and irrigate the fields. He would tell how he would start the water flowing at one end of the field, drive to the other end of the field, take his shoes and socks off and lay on the side of the irrigation berm, catch some sleep and when the water hit his bare feet, he knew it was time to drive back, shut off the water and head to school. This is but one of the stories that he would tell that we are certain were key in the development of his strong work ethic that he would carry with him the rest of his life and pass off to those around him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 10:3am to 1:00 pm at Haley-Olsen-Murphy located at 44831 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Services will be held at the Church where dad accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, Central Christian Church at 3131 W Avenue J, Lancaster, CA at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. A celebration of Dad’s life will follow the service at the Grand Oasis at the Antelope Valley Fair Grounds. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Antelope Valley Rural Museum @ walttroth.avmuseum.org.